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Stacey 4 

From the Editor 5 

Dedication 6 

President's Message 9 

College Hall 1 1 

Taconic Hall 12 

President's Home 13 
College Hall Color Plate 1 5 
Toward the Hills Color Plate 1 7 

Faculty 19-28 

Seniors 29-47 

Class History 48 

Prophecy 50 

Parody on Winnie the Pooh 52 

Class Will 54 

Ivy Oration 56 

Ivy Poem 58 

School Song 59 

Stacey's Who's Who 60 

Class Day 62 

Commencement 63 

From the Hill 64 

Underclassmen 65 

Juniors 66 

Class History 67 

Sophomores 68 

Class History 69 

Freshmen 70 

Class History 7 1 

Activities 73 

Student Council 74 

Yearbook Staff 7 5 

The Grindstone 76 

Drama Club 77 

Glee Club 78 

Choir 79 

Current Events Club 80 

House Council 81 

W. A. A. 82 

M. A. A. 83 

'40 Basketball Team 84 

Men's Basketball Team 8 5 

1939 86 

1940 87 
Directory 88 
Snap 90-92 
Advertisements 93-101 
Autographs 102 

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QTACEY is a little doll 

Who came to us one day. 
He was so little and so lone 
We took him in to stay. 

Stacey has no pedigree — 
He's neither dog nor cat. 
But Stacey came to us one day 
And we don't question that. 

Stacey has a lengthy name 
From letters S. T. C. 
Stacey came to us one day 
Our mascot he would be. 

Stacey is a little doll, 
A dog — or is it cat' 
But Stacey is our mascot 
And we don't question that. 

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WISH to thank for their honest help and cheerful cooperation the members of 
the yearbook staff: — 

Associate Editors: Charlotte Hunt, Constance Gingras, Helen Shea, Ruth 
Tangley, and Alice Warner. 

Art Editor: Elizabeth Lane. 

Photography Editor: Priscilla Booth. 

Business Manager: Shirley Rudnick. Assistants: Eleanor Beneat and Marion 

Literary Advisor: Miss Mary Underhill — and especially — 

Mr. Andrew S. Flagg, our competent business advisor. 

Mr. William Roberts and Mr. Warren Osborn of the Excelsior Printing Co. 

Mr. Arpiar Saunders, of Greylock Photo Engraving. 

Mr. Harry Stock of the Brown Studio. 

Miss Eunice Bettcher, typist. 

Miss Elaine McCormick, art suggestions. 

Dorothy Stead, Editor 






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OOKING back now upon those 
four short years, short indeed, 
but quite complete, we find that much 
of their richness is due to the wise 
guidance and deep understanding of 
our class advisor. Mr. Holmes has 
left our college, even as we now are 
leaving it, but his ready wit, his sense 
of beauty, and his geniality will keep 
him here long after we, as individuals, 
have been forgotten. To Mr. Holmes, 
our advisor and friend, we dedicate 
this, our yearbook. 



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Your college days are soon to end? Is it too early 
to attempt to find their full meaning or to measure 
their value? 

Those of us who have taught you know too well 
that only the years to come will give the true 
answer. You are to find, in your living, the mean- 
ing of these formative years. 

I can only hope that you have caught here a vision 
of what life might be, — one rich in both quality 
and quantity of experience. But I know, as do 
you, that you are entering a world of confusion 
where for the moment the destructive forces of 
the world are making the good life hard to real- 
ize. All the more, then, do I hope that you can 
keep a sustaining faith that will effectively resist 
the acceptance of a cynical defeatism. 
The fate of civilization has always been in the 
hands of those who teach. War may preserve 
a culture but no civilization can be created on 

May you keep for yourselves, and those you are 
to teach, the freedom of mind and spirit upon 
which all the values of life depend, — a freedom 
controlled by wisdom so that it may not destroy 
itself, — a freedom won and saved by courage — 
for it cannot save itself. 
May success be yours. 



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Wallace H. Venable 
Andrew S. Flagg 
Mary Underhill 
Dorothy J. Briggs 
Harry S. Broudy 

Beth Weston 

Blanid Queeney 

Pres. Grover C. Bowman 

Elizabeth M. Jenkins 

Lillian E. Boyden 

Edmund Luddy 


President Grover C. Bowman 

Williams B.A. 
Yale M.A. 

Lillian E. Boyden 

Boston University B.S., M.A. 
Music Department 

Harry S. Broudy 

Boston University B.A. 
Harvard M.A., Ph.D. 
Graduate Courses (Director) 

Andrew S. Flagg 

Mass. School of Art B.S. in Ed. 
Art Department 


Elizabeth M.Jenkins 

Columbia M.A. 
Education Department 






Edmund Luddy 

Boston College B.A. 
Boston University M.A. 
History Department 


Mary Underhill 

Radcliffe B.A., M.A. 
Harvard Ed. M. 
English Department 

Wallace H. Venable 

University of Vermont B.S. 
Columbia M.A. 
Science Department 



Beth Weston 

Boston University B.S., Ed.M. 
Physical Education 

Dorothy J. Briggs 

Middlebury B.A. 


Blanid Queeney 

Framingham State Teachers College B.S. in Ed. 
Matron of Dormitory 

Bertha Allyn 

Office Staff 

Teresa Ferguson 

Office Staff 

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Alice M. Card 
Ethel M. Carpenter 
Viola Cooper 
Martha Durnin 
E. Idella Haskins 

Marion H. Ketchum 
LorettaJ. Loftus 
Veronica A. Loftus 
Helen E. Mallery 
Catherine L. Tobin 


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Carol Haskins Ballway 

Eleanor M. Beneat 

Lilla I. E. Bond 

Priscilla A. Booth 

Helen Elizabeth Brown 

Martha G. Burt 

Ruth Esther Carpenter 

Mary Ann Farren 

Constance Bernadette Gingras 

Eleanor Hall 

Anna Marie Hayden 

Charlotte Bernard Hunt 

OlgaJ. M. Jurgilewicz 

Elizabeth Deering Lane 

Dorothy Jane Livermore 

Rita Mary McAndrews 
Elaine Cecelia McCormick 
Julia Aniela Mish 
Josephine Patricia O'Brien 
Louise Anne Pignatelli 
Shirley Thelma Rudnick 
Margaret Hunter Russell 
Evelyn Louise Rustemeyer 
Marion Shapiro 
Helen Catherine Shea 
Dorothy Stead 
Ruth Tangley 
Alice M. Warner 
Eleanor Bostwick Wheeler 

Carol Ballway 

Green Mt. College 
Peabody College 
Drama Club 4 
Glee Club 4 

"I do not know any way so sure of making others happy as being so myself. 

Eleanor Beneat 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Current Events Club 3, 4 
Photography Club 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 

S.T.C.N.A. 3 
President's List 3, 4 
Yearbook Staff 4 
Eastern States Conference 3 

"Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victory without it." 

Betty Bond 

North Adams State Teachers College 
Taught at Hawley, Mass. 
Glee Club 4 

"The cheerful live longest in years and afterwards in our regards." 

Priscilla A. Booth 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary-treasurer 2, 3 

President 4 
Choir 3, 4 
Current Events Club 2, 4 

President 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W. A. A. 2 
President's List 2, 3, 4 
Photography Editor Yearbook 4 
New England Education Conference 4 
Play Day Chairman 2 
House Council Representative 2 

"When you do dance, I wish you a nave of the sea, that you mighteverdouothingbut that." 

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Helen Elizabeth Brown 

Current Events Club 2, 4 
Class Treasurer 4 
President's List 4 

"Blessed is she who has found her work; a life purpose she has found it, and will follow it." 

Martha G. Burt 

North Adams Normal School 

Rural Principal of South Amherst School 

Glee Club 4 

"Oh, who will walk a mile with me, along life's merry way?" 

Ruth E. Carpenter 

Glee Club 1, 2, 4 

Choir 4 

Current Events Club 2, 4 

"A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power." 

Mary Ann Farren 

Glee Club 1, 2 
Art Club 2 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Sports Award 
Numerals 1 
Class vice-president 3 
Class secretary 2 

"Today whatever may annoy, the word for her is joy, just simple joy.'" 

Constance Bernadette Gingras 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Drama Club 1 

Poetry Club 1 

Associate Editor Yearbook 4 

"/ never knew so young a body with so old a head." 

Eleanor Hall 

Glee Club 1, 2, 4 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 
May Queen's Court 3 

"Honor and conscience are with her; she doeth well that which she doeth." 

Anna Marie Hayden 

Glee Club 4 

Current Events Club 2, 4 

May Queen's Court 1 

"A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck. 

Charlotte Barnard Hunt 

Current Events Club 2, 3, 4 

Photography Club 2 

House Council Representative 3 

Vice-president 4 
President's List 3, 4 
Associate Editor of Yearbook 4 
May Queen's Court 1 

"A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. 

Olga Jurgilewicz 

Glee Club 4 
Current Events Club 4 
Sports Award 
Numerals 1 

"She who has truth at her heart need never jear the ivant of persuasion on her tongue." 

Elizabeth Deering Lane 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Art Club 

President's List 2, 3, 4 
Art Editor Yearbook 4 
Class Treasurer 2 
May Queen's Court 2, 3 
Prom Queen 3 
Carnival Queen 4 

"A daughter of the gods, divinely tall and most divinely fair." 

Jane Livermore 

Glee Club 2 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

President 4 
Current Events Club 2 
Sports Award 

Numerals 1 
Class Secretary 1 
Class Treasurer 3 
Student Council 3 

Secretary-treasurer 3 
Magazine Staffs 1, 3 

Business Editor 3 
New England Education Conference 4 

"She is bigger than anything that can happen to her. All these things, sorrow, misfor- 
tune and suffering, are outside her door. She is inside the house and has the key." 

Rita Mary McAndrews 

Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Secretary 2, 4 
Current Events Club 2, 4 
Sports Award 

Numerals 1 

"She made it a practice to put all of her worries down in the bottom of her heart. Then 
she sits on the lid and smiles." 

Elaine Cecilia McCormick 

Glee Club 1, 2 

Current Events Club 2 

Art Club 2 

Photography Club 2 

Class President 2, 3, 4 

Class Secretary 1 

Prom Queen Attendent 3 

Delegate N.E.P.T.A. Conference 3 

"Wit/? malice toward none; with charity for a//." 

Julia Aniela Mish 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Poetry Club 2 
President's List 3 

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." 

Josephine Patricia O'Brien 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-president 4 
Choir 3, 4 
Sports Award 

Numerals 1 
Class Secretary 4 
Representative to House Council 4 

"Hoiv at heaven s gates she claps her wings; the morn not waking 'til she sings." 

Louise Anne Pignatelli 

Current Events Club 2, 4 
Photography Club 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 

S.T.C.N.A. 3 
W.A.A. Treasurer 3 
Student Council 3, 4 
House President 3, 4 
New England Education Conference 4 

"In everything tie plan to do she's a good sport through and through." 

Shirley T. Rudnick 

Glee Club 1 
Drama Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Vice-president 3, 4 
Current Events Club 2 
Class Vice-president 1, 3 
Business Manager Yearbook 4 

"Joy does not happen, it is a matter of character." 

Margaret Hunter Russell 

Glee Club 1, 2 
Drama Club 4 
Current Events Club 2 

Secretary 2 
Art Club 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 
Student Council 4 
President's List 2, 3 

"A winning way, a Pleasant smile, a kindly word for all." 

Evelyn Louise Rustemeyer 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Choir 4 

Current Events Club 2, 4 
W.A.A. head of Sports 3 

President 4 

Fitchburg Conference 4 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 
President's List 3, 4 

"Her laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market." 

Marion Shapiro 

Glee Club 1 
Drama Club 4 
Current Events Club 3 
Yearbook Staff 4 

"They might not need me — yet they might, III let my heart be just in sight; a smile so 
small as mine might be, precisely their necessity." 

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Helen Catherine Shea 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Librarian 2 

Choir 3, 4 
Drama Club 4 
Current Events Club 4 
Art Club 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 
President's List 3, 4 
Associate Editor of Yearbook 4 

"Extremely clever and pleasant of wit and loved a timely joke" 

Dorothy Stead 

Glee Club 1, 2, 4 

Librarian 1 

Choir 4 
Current Events Club 2, 4 
Poetry Club 2 
Art Club 2 
W.A.A. Secretary 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 

S.T.C.N.A. 3 
House Council Secretary 3 
President's List 2, 3, 4 
Highest Honors 2, 4 
Chairman of Freshmen 3 
Magazine Staffs 1, 3, 4 

Poetry Editor 3 

Class Editor 4 
Yearbook Staffs 1, 2, 3, 4 

Editor-in-Chief 4 

"To &e strong, earnest, thoughtful, and womanly — she can do more for others who 
has done most for herself." 

Ruth Tangley 

Bouve Boston School of Physical Education 

Drama Club 4 

Associate Editor Yearbook 4 

"Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings." 

Alice L. Warner 

Current Events Club 2, 4 
Associate Editor Yearbook 4 

'7/ she cannot do great things she can do small things in a great way." 

Eleanor Bostwick Wheeler 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4 

Vice-president 3 
Choir 3, 4 

Current Events Club 2 
Poetry Club 2 
Sports Awards 

Numerals 1 

W.A.A. 2 

S.T.C.N.A. 3 
Class Secretary 2 
Class vice-president 4 
Student Council 3, 4 

President 4 
President's List 3, 4 
Eastern Education Conference 2, 4 
New England Education Conference 4 

"Lovely in youthful comeliness, lovely all her life long in comeliness of heart." 

"POUR who were with us that first September morning 

have already left our group. Because we were happy to 

meet and sorry to part, we make special mention of them 

Barbara Goodwin — Mrs. Burton W. Avery, Charlemont, 


Marie Pierce — Mrs. Archie Moore, North Adams, Mass. 
Grace E. Morse — Westfield State Teachers College 
Estelle Sarnecki — Westfield State Teachers College 

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TT DOESN'T seem so long ago. But there behind us are four years stretching 
out and out. Our first year — see it there in the distance? Remember when 
we were in the distance too? Can you forget the empty tremblingness that 
glared at us from every corner, the uncertain pitch of our voices whenever we 
dared speak? Then came the orange ribbons and with them a distinctiveness 
that was all our own, then and forever after. It was a merry, noisy year, that first 
one, crowded with new friends and new interests. Remember the corn roasts, 
the picnics, the singing around the open fires? Remember the winter carnival 
without snow, the May Day minuet, the daisy chain? And remember — do you 

Our next year lies there beyond us too. As Sophomores we knew little 
about shaking knees and a great deal about putting inferiors into their places. 
Those months flew by so quickly that just what happened seems vague. There 
were dances and teas and clubs and — oh, yes — three new instructors and three 
male students. Then it was that we dropped all superstition having to do with 
"trouble" and "threes." Who can forget the perfect setting for our carol singing 
that year, the clear air, the lightly falling snow? Weren't we charming that 
spring as the gypsies of the Robin Hood Festival — gypsies who, by the way, 
never did learn the correct technique for handling the tambourine? The year 
ended happily with sunburn left over from the Lake Shaftsbury picnic and solem- 
nity from the impressive graduation. 

Look, nearer now — is that our Junior year? How helpful we suddenly be- 
came, holding out our guiding hands to our younger sisters and brothers. How 
grown-up and responsible we became, smiling our good-mornings down upon 
little heads, grading grubby papers, and preparing model lesson plans. That 
was the year that United States was visited by England's King and Queen and we 
by Ferdinand the Bull. That was the year of the W.A.A. conference here and the 
first Dorm Dinner Dance. That was the year — remember — that was our Junior 

And there, so close that we can almost touch it is our last, our Senior year. 
A time tight-packed with memories half-happy, half-regretful. The Greylock 
hike, stamping wearily into Bascom Lodge, milling about the smoking fire, 
straggling down the mountain roads. The Christmas pageant with its stained 
glass windows, its holy nativity scene, its joyous singing. The snow-covered 
terraces, the crocuses in bloom, the gaily-gowned dances. So here at last is Senior 
week — a week full of fun and, perhaps, tears. Soon this last year, our Senior 
year, will move into the distance too, and with it our merry laughter, our many 
friends. Four years stretched behind us, our history; ahead, unseen, lies our future! 

Dorothy Stead 


IN WHICH we are introduced to the noteworthy class members of the year 
1,940 written in the year of our Lord 1,95 5, and so the story begins. 

Once upon a time, (a very long time ago now) about last Wednesday, June 5, 
1955, Elaine McCormick, she who was our very own class president back in '40, 
was taking office as the first woman mayor of North Adams. 

On that same day a new book — "Theory of Chiropratic in Verse" was pub- 
lished by the former Dot Stead. Hmm. Published in Colorado too, they say. 

Priscilla Booth was busy being busy. Not only her many household cares 
(for she is, of course, a Mrs. now) but also Haydenville's social whirl kept her — 

And at the Hall Door, a night spot in Stockbridge, Josephine O'Brien was 
receiving popular commendation as a blues singer. Were Stacey and Miss Boyden 
surprised at Josephine; he and she — in fact they both — thought Jo was destined 
for the grand opera! And who would have guessed Eleanor Hall's passion for 
night clubs! 

Helen Shea was gaining recognition and even renown as a soap box orator 
on Boston Common. It is said that people come from far and wide just to hear 
our Helen speak. 

And only a few disagreed with Helen — for Helen is very-forceful-and-con- 
vincing. Among the few was Evelyn Rustemeyer, who has ideas of her own. Need 
we mention the debate which followed the meeting of those two minds? It 
drew even greater crowds to Boston Common, and the echoes will ever ring 
around the world! 

Anna Hayden was very much occupied with her new idea in Dime Automats. 
"Ladies and gentlemen step right up! Put in your dime and get your bar of candy! 
Get the latest Movie Magazine! Two - in - one and all for a dime!" 

And in the Lost and Found Department on that very day — 

Lost — One Betty Bond — somewhere in the Pacific. 

Last heard of — piloting a freighter to Hawaii. 

If located — please notify Rowe authorities. 

Rumor had it that Helen Broun could be heard every Friday over WBRK, 
The Voice of the Berkshires, summarizing the current events of the week. "Stu- 
dents of S.T.C. — forget your newspapers, Helen will answer — yes, even antici- 
pate — all of Mr. Luddy's questions." 

Eleanor Beneat was conducting lecture tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. 
Her subject? You've guessed it! None other than that all engrossing topic, 
"The English System of Government." 

What's this? There was Shirley Kudnick on that 5th day of June, 1,95 5 sitting 
on the California border and thumbing a ride — back to North Adams. She 
seemed very, very eager to return — no doubt she was worried about getting to 
class on time. 

As for Ruth Carpenter — shall we retell the old, old tale? The name is Smith. 
The address is Pittsfield. The children are in private schools — due to Mama's 
expert ski instruction given on the college hill. 

Mary Farren had whipped together a manual of practical help for college 
girls entitled, "Formals on Your Budget." 'Tis a pity it was only a whisper in 
the long, long ago when we were college girls. 

We heard that Jane Liverniore is employed by a local concern as official time- 
keeper. Tsk! Tsk! Stacey thought Jane couldn't tell time. Perhaps she took 
that up in graduate courses. 

Rita Mc Andrews was rapping skulls in a nearby rural school. Stacey visited 
her that day and found that she is carrying out each and every one of Miss Jenkins' 

Something new in earmuffs was being shown (in all this heat!), designed 
especially to muffle all clamorous traces of fire alarms. Credit is due, Stacey says, 
to our old classmate Olga Jurgilewicz. 

Stacey read late that evening a new series of articles on "Today I Am 
a Woman." It is said that this literary venture is taking the country by storm — a 
storm that quite equals the hurricane of 1,938. Oh, yes, and Connie Gingrasis 
composedly taking her bows. 

We sent our deepest sympathy to Julia Mish who has recently contracted hay 
fever. It seems it came all unexpectedly one day while she was wandering through 
a meadow, communing with nature. 

The following advertisement was left on the step while we — and Stacey — 
were out. "Here's your opportunity to learn modern dance techniques. "Come 
one, come all — to Martha Burt's Modern Dancing School." Martha has abandon- 
ed the teaching profession and is devoting her entire time to the dance. She feels 
that such expression is necessary to full, vital living. 

Beth Lane had dropped from sight when June 5th's Transcript carried her 
name in headlines. It seems she had been at her cabin in Maine where she had 
devoted her time to art. Her pictures are now being exhibited at the North Adams 
Art Room. 

Had you heard that the famous critic, Alice Warner, that day took over Clifton 
Fadiman's column in the Saturday Review of Literature? Students of lit. please 
note, for the Sat-Review is soon to become yours — 

The former Eleanor Wheeler and Carol Balluay, prominent society matrons, 
were sponsoring a Charity Ball for the sole purpose of helping the S.T.C. fund for 
new smoking room furniture. Later reports had it that their ball proved a huge 
success. Their Alma Mater is very — pleased — and proud. 

Louise Pignatelli was elected President of the newly installed Correspondents 
Service in North Adams. In taking over her duties, Louise proved herself at 
once capable and ambitious by setting as the club motto "Your letters written 
immediately and to your satisfaction — or your money back." 

Having signed a contract (which, of course, includes a raise) for another 
year's work as Macy's buyer, Marion Shapiro is rapidly reaching the top in the 
world of fashion. Her generous tips help keep her classmates looking and feel- 
ing their best. 

Hearing many little voices and much laughter, we peeked over a high hedge 
and there was Ruth Tangley teaching at least fifty youngsters the most popular 
play-ground games. Ruth you see, had become the outstanding athletic director 
for miles around. 

Margaret Russell at that date was completing her duties as assistant head of 
rural education at S.T.C. She plans to take over the principalship of the Clarks- 
burg model rural school in the fall. 

"Ho hum," sighed Stacey, "you know, Charlotte, it's getting late most rapid- 
ly." So, always sensitive to subtleties, I tucked him into his place amid the rows 
of cats (I run a private school, you see). And so the story ends as the lights are 
dimmed on the most distinguished and noteworthy class of '40. 

Charlotte Hunt 



By A. A. Milne 


In which we are introduced to the seniors and the jun begins. 

HERE are the seniors, crowding down the stairs in a swarm reminiscent of bees 
emerging from a hive, calling to each other in raucous voices that would 
never be recognized as the dulcet tones they adopt for class purposes. Some of 
them, overcome with amusement at the latest "Confucious Say", drop exhausted 
upon the steps and let the rest clamber over them. If questioned, they admit 
that there might be a more orderly way of getting from a higher floor to a lower, 
but none of them would be sure because they have never bothered to try. 

At the foot of the stairs, they seem to be drawn by an irresistible force toward 
a wooden cabinet on the wall at their right. They crowd as close to it as they can 
get, but as the word penetrates from the front line that the mail has not yet been 
distributed, they make their way out of the crowd and take over the social room 
(known to graduate students and Miss Briggs as the library). Sometimes they 
pull the tables together and pile them high with reference books! But since there 
is no paper due today they are satisfied to "dish the dirt." As soon as most of the 
class is present — two of the members having left to do their duty in helping the 
freshmen to get oriented — 

"What about a story?" said Helen Brown. 

"Well, what about a story?" I said. 

"Could you tell the Class a story, being very mindful of your professional 

"That all depends on what kind of a story The Class likes." 

"About itself. Because they are that kind of class." 

"Oh I see." 

"So could you?" 

"I'll try," I said. 

So I tried. 

Once upon a time, long, long ago now, about last Monday, The Class was 
invited to a tea. 

"What is a tea?" interrupted Olga. 

"A tea is an afternoon social function to which teachers go to converse and 

the undergraduates go to eat. Now don't interrupt any more. As I was saying, 
The Class was invited to a tea. So they put on their best clothes and, armed with 
notes on current affairs so they would have something to talkabout,theydescended 
upon the dormitory en masse. 

"What does 'en masse' mean?" 

"In a mess." 

"Oh, and in their best clothes too?" 

"Yes. Well, as I was saying, they descended upon the dormitory, where they 
found Elaine seated at the table ready to pour and Josephine seated at the piano 
ready to sing "Indian Love Call." One by one they walked up to Miss Queeney 
to recite their carefully prepared extemporaneous speeches and then they settled 
carefully prepared extemporaneous speeches and then they settled down to the 
business of the afternoon. Round and round the table they walked, sampling and 
approving the trays of dainty sandwiches and brownies, until there was no food 
left in sight. Save for the tramp of feet and the click of plates, nothing was heard 
for a long time until at last they began to say that they must be going on. 

"Very well, if you're sure that you don't care for anymore," said Eleanor 
Wheeler, the soul of tact. 

"Oh, is there any more?" They cried in unison. 

Eleanor looked in all the corners where favorite dishes had been hidden and 
then admitted "No, there wasn't." 

"We thought not. Well, goodbye." 

But as they prepared to leave, they found that they could not bend over far 
enough to put on their rubbers, and as the ground was still covered with snow 
(this was only the end of May) they could not leave without their rubbers." 

"How long did they sit there?" asked Helen. 


"Why, in the dormitory." 

"I don't know." 

"Could you think and tell me and the Class sometime?" 

"If you wanted it very much." 

"The Class does." 

"Sometime, then." 

So, with a sigh, The Class arose, stretched themselves and departed. 

"Where are you going?" I called. 

"To a tea." 

Jane Livermore 

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TATE, THE senior class, being possessed with infinite — resource — and sagacity, 
■ ™ and feeling most sorry for our alma mater which is so soon to be bereft 
of this infinite — resource and — sagacity after much consultation have decided 
to leave some of said infinite — resource — and — sagacity (which will hardly be 
missed from our very enormous supply) to those less fortunate individuals, name- 
ly, the underclassmen. 

Some of Connie Gingras' most superfluous height goes to Mary Flynn. 

A very great interest in Boston is given by Ruth Tangley to Jenny Wincek. 

Helen Shea most reluctantly leaves her male following to Fran Bacon. 

Beth Lane very generously gives her basketball ability to Whit Breed. 

To Walter Barrett goes Mary Farren's carefree spirit. 

Louise Pignatelli leaves her so-very-forceful voice to Rodney Card. 

Helen Brown's ability to miss the President's List by just one point goes to 
Eva Puppulo. 

Jane Livermore's expression so-sweet-and-so-innocent will grace Beth 
Cooper's brow. 

To Duff Bettcher Elaine leaves her artistic talents. 

Charlotte Hunt sorrowfully relinquishes her share in the "Peanut Suite" to 
some fortunate underclassman. 

To Betty Phelps, Eleanor Wheeler gives her air of sophistication. 

Priscilla Booth's athletic ability goes to Audrey Pierson. 

Olga's hard-to-pronounce-and-so-very-convenient last name is left to June 

Ann Hayden's noisy manner goes to Irving Toupence. 

Her adventurous spirit Betty Bond leaves to Gertie Lyons. 

The ability to do fast talking formerly belonging to Rusty alone is now given 
to Bob Kittredge. 

Eleanor Hall gladly leaves her blush to John Sherman. 

Julie Mish's calm, quiet manner is presented to Connie Beverly. 

Most willingly Marion Shapiro leaves her candy business to the Juniors. 

Shirley Rudnick gives some of her brothers to Lenita Clark. 

Martha Burt leaves her so helpful hints to successful school teachers to the 

To Stan Sullivan Jo O'Brien so thoughtfully leaves her lovely soprano voice. 

Ruthie Carpenter's date nights go to Ermyn Russell. 

Dot Stead's many activities are to be divided among the undergraduates. 

A family tradition is started when Rita McAndrews leaves her infectious laugh 
to her cousin, Jean. 

Eleanor Beneat relinquishes her art of being always on time to Mandy Barry. 

Carol Ballway's distinction of being the class red head goes to Christine Pike. 

Margaret Russell encloses here her come-hither-smile for Carmella Lepera. 

Having disposed of our superfluous infinite-resource-and-sagacity we, the 
senior class, leave Mr. Bowman, the faculty, and the office force with the hope 
(which will probably never be fulfilled) that they may sometime have another 
class as versatile as the class of '40. 

Alice Warner 


UP! UP! UP! in the sky. Look it's a bird. It's a plane! It's Superman. What 
the girls at the dorm couldn't do with Him for the formals. Just think! 
He could answer the hundred calls that go out the night before (in only five min- 
utes) so as to save time for our No. 1 fixer upper. He could present his dates with 
dozens of orchids, to help correct the gardenia shortage we find so prevalent this 
season or to prevent the nipping of Miss Underbill's prized horticultural speci- 
mens in the bud just because that "fixed up" date was "blind." Then He could take 
the girls, all, one at a time, punctually to the dance. When He arrived, He could 
dance with eight at once, while sitting out with six more, and being, at the same 
time, over in the corner among the faculty telling funny stories — not Confucius 
Says, of course, like — No, I mustn't tell that one. 

But even Superman or Supermen couldn't make a success of our semi-formal 
dances. In spite of our college's becoming more streamlined they continue, 
with due apologies to Mr. Flagg, in the true Savoy fashion — and I don't mean the 
Hotel Savoy. However, we do have our formals, which redeem the eccentricities 
of our other dances, and we can always hope. Where there's life there's hope, 
and there's plenty of life in our "college on the hill" yet. Witness our spirited 
play days — Ferdinand, Robin Hood, and Cinderella. I was reading in the New 
York Times a preview of our Cinderella pageant which was to be given last month. 
It had already been acclaimed by the critics, with Jimmy Fiddler reviewing it, 
giving it an all-time high record of eight bells. The director, Miss Weston, has 
been offered a Hollywood contract to direct a new Warner Brother's picture 
Cinderella. The songs equal those of Pinocchio, I'm told. Incidentally the 
apprehensive air worn by President Bowman must have been caused by too many 
people's burning electric lights two minutes after four o'clock or by the possibility 
that the unexpected visit of the "Watch and Ward" Society (you know that select 
group who thinks that it's God-given duty to keep the morals of the youth on a 
high level) will catch some of the girls in the Men's smoking room. 

But then, the entire graduating class is even more fidgety than our President. 
Our knees are knocking, our hands are clammy; and beads of perspiration form 
on our brows. The reason? Suppose we get a Jehovah Witness in our first 

While we are sympathizing with our graduating class, we ought to announce 
a momentous discovery made by a group of S. T.C.N. A. girls. Without any assist- 
ance whatsoever from J. Edgar Hoover, Walter Winchell, or the F.B.I., these fear- 
less young ladies have discovered that the sensational tabloid The Girl Blatter, 
which made its appearance in Williamstown recently, was a hoax perpetrated by 
a group of "Reds" on the Williams campus. (At least according to reliable 
sources the ring leaders wore red shirts.) Congressman Dies has publically praised 

the sturdy and civic - minded young women and will conduct an investigation of 
the entire affair. 

This occasion was only surpassed by the appeal of England to the American 
colleges to accept that famous educational institution, Oxford University, as a 
part of their schools. Oxford has found it necessary to leave England because of 
war conditions. Overtures have already been made to both Harvard and Yale to 
receive the University into their folds but both these institutions have declined. 
The North Adams Teachers College is said to be willing to accept their English 
cousins — if the newcomers will agree to pay the president's salary of $ 5,000 and 
the football coach's salary of $15,000. Maybe they have the right idea, because, 
somehow or other, teachers don't turn out winning teams. Witness the example 
of History-teacher Basketball Coach Luddy. 

Other news items of importance include the prophecies for the coming year. 
Sales of Chinese Checkers are expected to hit a new high this year and the various 
electric companies are already worried about the decrease in the amount of elec- 
tric current to be used. The reason — this is an election year. M.I.T. has not 
yet devised a scheme to harness the millions of cubic feet of hot air which will be 
released over the air-waves, but thanks to Thomas Edison we have a very effective 
device, known as the electric switch, to keep the hot air from coming into many of 
our homes. Of course, if there is someone in your family who really is interested 
in absorbing this hot air, even Edison cannot help you. 

Goodness, perhaps I shouldn't say these things. I may be arrested for Un- 
American Activity. There is that dread census taker, too. I don't mind giving 
my life history, income, etc., to him, but I certainly resent having this New Deal 
inquisition find out how I got by up here for four years without any visible money. 
After all, you will have to grant these "Nosey" takers are overpaid. They get four 
cents a name even in metropolis like Cheshire, Hawley, and Monroe Bridge. I 
have heard of some men making as much as twenty-four cents for a fourteen hour 
day. Why, in the good old days you could go to the show three times and end up 
with a chicken dinner with that amount of money. Even the W.P.A. works harder 
than that. I guess the New Deal must spend money some way. I can see where 
if those forementioned men were examples of the money that's being poured out 
for the census, the national debt will increase another three billion dollars. 

Well, before I close I shall admit that this was written by a bare-legged, gum- 
chewing girl of the North Adams Teachers College and if (as Miss Underhill 
says) you are bored it's only your own sorrow. 

But just in case any of you wish to interview me, you may come to the house 
Tuesday night. The whole American Public and I stay home that night and hope 
— yes, expect to win the Pot of Gold. 

Helen Sbea 

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•"PENDERLY the young, frail leaves curl round our fingers. 

Carefully we place the ivy close within the moist, cool earth. 
Young it is and frail, dependent 
On our love, quite helpless, 
Yet its leaves are shining. 

Patiently the ivy reaches upward, seeking light. 

Watchfully we aid its progress, guard it from disease and pain. 

Young it is and growing slowly, 

Stretching fibres tauntly, 

And its leaves are shining. 

Tranquilly the ivy spreads its greenness over walls. 

Earnestly we ask it — "Keep, oh, ivy, all the freshness 

Of your youth, the strength of age. 

Keep the joy of wisdom 

In your leaves still shining." 

Dorothy Stead 


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(Tune: Little Sir Echo) 

T TERE in the Berkshires 

■■ •" Our school will stand 

Through years (echo) to come (echo). 

We'll echo its praises 

Throughout the land 

Where 'er (echo) we roam (echo). 

Our class (echo), our school (echo), 

Eternally we will sing 

Of thee alma mater, 

Our pride and our joy 

Through the hills let our echoes ring. 

Evelyn Rustemeyer 
Priscilla Booth 


# Seniors 
Most versatile 

Most energetic 

Most original 

Most brilliant 

Most lady-like 
Most loyal 

Most collegiate 
Most helpful 

Most likely to succeed 

Best looking 

Best athlete 
Best natured 

Best dancer 
Best sports 

Best actresses 

Best singer 


Class diplomat 

• Dramatis Personnae 

Mrs. Roosevelt . 
Babe Didriksen . 
Eleanor Holmes. 
Anne Lindberg . 
Frances Perkins. 
Duchess of Windsor 
Eleanor Powell . 
Dorothy Parker. 
Helen Hayes 
Dorothy Thompson 
Dixie Dugan 
Louella Parsons. 
Sonja Henie 
Kirsten Flagstad 
Cornelia Otis Skinner 
Ethel Barrymore 
Elsa Maxwell 

Priscilla Booth 

Evelyn Rustemeyer 

Eleanor Beneat 

Elaine McCormick 

Anne Hayden 

Julie Mish 

Jane Livermore 

Dot Stead 

Eleanor Hall 

Helen Brown 

Martha Burt 

Eleanor Wheeler 

Constance Gingras 

Elaine McCormick 

Shirley Rudnick 

Margaret Russell 

Beth Lane 

Charlotte Hunt 

Ruth Tangley 

Betty Bond 

Olga Jurgilewicz 

Mary Farren 

Marion Shapiro 

Alice Warner 

Rita McAndrews 

Carol Ballway 

Jo O'Brien 

Helen Shea 

Louise Pignatelli 

Eleanor Wheeler 

Louise Pignatelli 

Jane Livermore 

Julie Mish 

Shirley Rudnick 

Ruthie Carpenter 

Mary Farren 

Dot Stead 

Carol Ballway 

Pris Booth 

Ruth Tangley 

Betty Bond 

Charlotte Hunt 

Jo O'Brien 

Connie Gingras 

Helen Shea 

Elaine McCormick 


• College Favorites 


Sport: to play 

to watch . 


Radio Programs 




Comic Strip 

Cigarette . 



Type of Girl 

Type of Man 


Topic of Conversation 

Local Establishment 

. Anes 

. Volleyball 


. On the Isle of May 

Indian Summer 

Glenn Miller 

Kay Kaiser 

Hit Parade 

Information Please 

. Life 

. New York Times 

John Steinbeck 

Grapes of Wrath 

Gone With the Wind 

Clark Gable 

Bette Davis 



Coca Cola 


An intelligent smoothie 

A gentleman with personality 





• Miscellaneous 

Most Pleasant Event ........ Vacation 

Most Unpleasant Event ....... Exams 

Most Amusing Event ........ Halloween 

Campus Character ....... The coal truck 

Do You Drink? ......... Never 

Do You Smoke? ........ Often 

Do YOU Want a Job? ....... Sometimes 

Would you marry for money? ...... But Yess! 

% Faculty Corner — (i//cs.\ Who? 

1. He walks and talks and talks and walks. 

2. She's well-known head-scratcher, you see what I mean? 

3. With a rush and a gush — and a pot of flowers. 

4. Trip, trip, trot, "Pay all you've got." 

5. His naive and winsome way. 

6. "Not until after assembly, girls." 

7. A sculptured wave — "Her subtle ways prepare us for our rural days." 

8. "You're out of step — the regular excuse?" 

9. The rumbling-voiced keeper of the scrolls. 

10. T4 2 — OB4Q. 

11. From the files take pep-talk No. 59. "We hope you'll be back — and 

you WILL be back!" 

12. Never feah — he'll have an idea. 

13. "Elucidate. The premiss of your inferential discourse is obscure." 

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Tuesday, June Fourth at Two O'clock 

PROCESSIONAL — March Militaire 

Spirit Flower 

Let All My Life Be Music 

Glee Club 


Class of 1940 











Helen Shea 
Elaine McCormick 
Dorothy Kruszyna 

Campbell- Tipton 

Roger F. Holmes 

Dorothy Stead 

Elaine McCormick 

Helen Shea 

Dorothy Stead 
Elaine McCormick 


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PROCESSIONAL — Marche Celebre 
Marjorie Fairfield '42 
Lenita Clark '42 


Margurite Cameron '43 
Marion Bishop '43 

Rabbi M. N. Stiskin 





Elizabeth M.Jenkins, Acting-Director of Teacher Training 


Dr. Harry S. Broudy, Director of Graduate Study 


President Grover C. Bowman 

AWARDING OF PRIZES Walter F. Downey, Commissioner of Education 



Caesar Cui 


Dr. Paul D. Moody, President of Middlebury College 


God Bless Our Native Land! 
America the Beautiful 

Roma Choquette '42 


Mary Lepera '43 


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7V T THE brow of the hill, the two stopped short. Calling the youngsters to their 
"^^ side, they pointed out a bright yellow building and another, more sombre, 
close beside it. "Ha!" said the youngsters and raced after a white butterfly that 
wavered among the roadside grasses. They stocd there long, seeing the tall 
range of mountains joining the blue of the early-summer sky, seeing the green of 
the terraces stretching down from the first, the bright yellow building. Then it 
came in a rush of words. Eagerly, hurriedly, thev sketched little pictures of the 
four years lived down there in the valley, afraid that the vision would fade before 
all had been said. Suddenly the campus seemed to shake out of its mid-day drowse. 
Groups of girls moved up and down the walks, laughing, chattering, humming 
snatches of song. Down on the athletic field, a wiry miss slid safely home amid 
the delighted yelps of her mates. There on the steps heads were bent over books, 
and pens scratched on composition paper. "Why, there's - -." The noise and 
chatter faded, the girlish figures disappeared. They stood on the brow of the 
hill. "Going back?" one asked, remembering the sinking loneliness of that day 
when she stood within those familiar walls, unnoticed, an outsider. The other 
remembering too, slowly shook her head. 

Turning reluctantly, they started back. With a rush the youngsters tumbled 
after them, pausing momentarily for a final glance at the bright yellow building 
with another, half-hidden in foliage, close beside it. "Ha!" said the youngsters, 
as they raced off over the hill. 

Dorothy Stead 


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President — Dorothy Kruszyna 

Vice-President — Jennie Wincek 

Secretary — Margaret Benedetti 

Treasurer — Gerald Cleary 

Faculty Advisor — Edmund K. Luddy 

T A THEN the Juniors transferred their tattered books and stub pencils to the other 
side of the assembly hall, everything seemed disconcertingly different. 
That is, until we learned where to turn for familiar grins and friendly faces. Then 
things were just different. The Juniors had changed. No longer the harum- 
scarum rascals of the two previous years, they had acquired a certain poise, a 
becoming dignity. As big sisters and brothers their kindly manner met im- 
mediate approval. As training students their professional demeanor was at 
once convincing and genuine. 

For a while there was cause to wonder whether our Juniors would ever be 
just happily young again. Then, one by one, they appeared in their old haunts, 
lifting their voices in song, in laughter, and in chatter. Although checked by a 
bit of wisdom and experience, the urge for excitement, for new worlds to conquer 
still burned. And as always, nothing could satisfy but the very best. So came the 
Junior Prom, a late spring dance, gay and colorful. 

As the closing weeks flew by, I suddenly realized how quickly the year, light- 
ened by the merry laughter, the friendly faces of this group, had sped. Yes, this 
year is gone but this year's Juniors have left something that will never go — a 



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President — Stanley Sullivan 

Vice-President — Roberta Colburn 

Secretary — Jean McAndrews 

Treasurer — Marion Brown 

Faculty Advisor — Wallace H. Venable 


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OUBTRACT shyness and add a slight superiority and there's the class of '42 
again. A year had worn to smoothness a few rough edges and combed into 
submission several cowlicks, but no year could ever have removed the challenging 
gleam from those eyes. So they were back among us, all alert to teach the Fresh- 
men how. Needless to say, they did, and effectively, too. 

Ever a resourceful lot, they soon erected a pumpkin and popped a surprised 
orchestra into it, while harvest dancers swirled around. 

Then, lo and behold, they courageously fanned the failing literary light of the 
college, carefully nourished it, and finally burst forth with a school paper, alive 
and flaming! Achievement of achievements! 

As the year progressed, these sophomores lost some of their erstwhile — er — 
frivolity and settled down to real study. Not that they neglected basketball, and 
parties, and dances; not they! But they became less frivolous. 

The responsibilities that come with the closing months — Play Day, May 
Day, and every day — were met with the happy, carefree success so characteristic 
of this class. 

As the Sophs shout gay goodbyes, I add, sincerely, "until next year!" 




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President — John Roch 

Vice-President — John McNanama 

Secretary — Mariam Bishop 

Treasurer — Whitman Breed 

Faculty Advisor— Andrew S. Flagg 


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rnHEY came last September. Millions of them — or fifty-odd at least — crowd- 
■'■ ed into one corner of the assembly hall, looking a little shy but very eager. 
For a week or so none except for their big brothers and sisters paid the least at- 
tention to them. And then — And then came the Freshman Reception and those 
youngsters stepped right out, not too shyly and very eagerly. And everyone paid 
attention. Then they began to add themselves to various groups. They sang 
rather well, they tossed baskets quite accurately, they hiked a little, and they 
even talked an occasional bit of sense. 

By ghost-time the upperclassmen were sufficiently impressed by the new- 
comers' talents to make the sacrifice and effort of appearing at a Halloween Party. 
Thanks to Frosh ingenuity they regretted their abandon not at all. 

And by Christmas time the upperclassmen had opened their hearts, and a few 
conversations, to the tots. What if they giggled and jived? They were proving 
to be good sports and willing workers. 

Exams were over and quite forgotten before the Freshmen came again to the 
fore. Then they ushered wondering, delighted dancers into a striking winter 
scene of frosty blues and whites. Success was theirs. 

Spring crept around. No longer shy but just as eager these children added 
their sparkle to every activity, every enterprise. They skipped and studied, pic- 
niced and wove daisy chains. They became as much a part of our college as the 
corridors themselves. 

Now, looking back upon the year, I sigh gustily — and happily too. I'm really 
glad those millions, — well, fifty-odd — became our freshmen and our friends. 






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President — Eleanor Wheeler 

Secretary-Treasurer — Stanley Gradziel 

Central Treasurer — Gerald Cleary 

WAY BACK in September a more or less august group of student council 
representatives held its first meeting for the purpose of governing the stu- 
dent body as it saw fit. As well as conducting its affairs in regard to school rou- 
tine, the Council sponsored several extra activities. 

In November six delegates attended the Boston Conference; in April three 
members were sent to a conference in New York. From all reports both con- 
ferences furnished some worth while ideas as well as a good time. 

The annual Christmas Party held in the dorm the night before our Christmas 
vacation began gave us a gay start for the holiday. 

In the course of the meetings a plan for a cooperative store has been discussed 
with hopes of carrying it out next year. It would be for the sale and exchange of 
books in particular so that there would be no necessity for the handling of books 
by the faculty. 

During the year the constitution was revised. The major changes were in 
regard to office holding and representatives to the Council. The Council has 
given a ticket to each student who has paid his student dues. This ticket admits 
the student to school activities and entitles him to a year book with no charge. 

The organization has endeavored to use to advantage the power vested in it 
by the student body. 

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Literary Advisor 
Business Advisor 
Edito r-in-Cbiej 
Associate Editors 

Art Editor 
Photography Editor 
Business Manager 

Miss Mary Underhill 

Mr. Andrew S. Flagg 

Dorothy Stead 

Charlotte Hunt 

Constance Gingras 

Helen Shea 

Ruth Tangley 

Alice Warner 

Elizabeth Lane 

Priscilla Booth 

Shirley Rudnick 

Eleanor Beneat 
Marion Shapiro 


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Editor-in-Chiej — Stanley Sullivan '42 

Assistant Editor — Mary Rhoades '42 

Senior Editor — Dorothy Stead '40 Junior Editor — Stanley Gradziel '41 

Sophomore Editor — Matthew Naughton '42 Freshman Editor — Shirley Bower '43 

Sports Editor — Martha Stein '41 and Leonard Koczela '42 

Social Editors — Janet Broadbent '42 and Elaine McCormick '40 

Campus Editor — Mary Hoctor '42 
Business Board — Mary Blanquart '42 and Katherine Osborn '42 

THE GRINDSTONE is a literary venture unique in the annals of the school. 
Succeeding the short-lived magazines of past years, this publication tends 
more toward the journalistic type of material and less toward purely expository 
writings. In other words, the Grindstone issues bi-monthly reports on campus 
activities, on current opinions, fads, and general goings on. Unlike its dear de- 
parted sisters, this news-magazine has met its first and hardest year with a degree 
of success that bodes well for its future. 


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President — Jane Livermore 
Vice-President — Shirley Rudnick 

Secretary — Rita McAndrews 
Treasurer — Constance Gingras 
Faculty Advisor — Andrew S. Flagg 

STARTING almost as soon as classes, the Drama Club at once plunged into 
serious work. Club members were immediately placed on various committees 
having to do with such matters as scenery, lighting, costuming, and makeup. 
The weekly meetings were devoted to the selecting of plays, the reading of parts, 
and the learning about stage techniques. All, however, was not work with the 
Drama Club. One meeting a month was held in the social roon of the dormitory 
where the talent of our college performed, lunched, and made merry in general. 

Joining with the Glee Club at Christmas time, this club expended much time 
and effort toward making the pageant effectively beautiful. 

Toward spring much bustle and fuss sprang up around the Drama Club 
members. Then on the 15th of March we discovered the whys of it all. The 
three one-act plays "A Night in an Inn", "Spot Crash", and "Heaven Will Protect 
the Working Girl" were hailed as productions which had an almost professional 

So the Drama Club ended one of the most ambitious and successful years of 
its existence. 


President — Priscilla Booth 
Vice-President — Josephine O'Brien 
Secretary-Treasurer — Jadwiga Wincek 
Librarian — Helen Szostak 

AS SOON as the fall session of classes began last September, the Glee Club 
started practicing under the efficient direction of Miss Boyden. The Club 
was greatly benefitted by the addition of some fine freshmen voices which fitted 
vacancies left by the last June's graduates. This year the Glee Club has been one 
of the most active and promising clubs in the school. The first social appearance 
of the Club occurred the Sunday before Christmas vacation, when the Glee Club 
and the Drama Club held a candlelight pageant. The Assembly Hall was filled 
to capacity that night and an enthusiastic audience assured an equally successful 
annual concert. This concert was given for the benefit of Finnish relief, on March 
10, and a substantial amount for the worthy cause was realized. Evidences of long 
hours of hard work on the part of both Miss Boyden and the group showed itself. 
A Club as active and successful as this group has proved to be, should continue to 
be an enduring part of the State Teachers College. 


fTPHE CHOIR, which is about the youngest club in the school, has again com- 
pleted a favorable year. Always popular with the student body and faculty, 
the choir has had much influence in our school life. At an assembly program last 
fall the members of the choir presented a very amusing Mother Goose Arabesque. 
Several appearances, not only at school functions but at local clubs, helpedtoround 
out the year's activities. In the spring the choir again sang over the radio, from 
the Pittsfield station. The girls have enjoyed their work in the choir and no 
rehersal cuts are ever taken or desired, because singing is such a satisfying part 
of their program. The organization provides an excellent example of a spirit 
which should be more evident in our college. 


President — Mary Flynn '41 

Vice-President — Mary Barry '41 

Secretary — John Roch '43 

Advisor — Edmund K. Luddy 

THE Current Events Club, now one of our major organizations, has taken an 
active part of college life. This club's increased importance has come from 
a larger membership combined with discussions of controversial subjects. The 
meetings consist of informal talks given by the members followed by open dis- 
cussions in which the entire club participates. This extra-curricular activity 
has undoubtedly brought about a clearer perspective on the pros and cons of 
problems which appear on the social and economic fronts. To keep the interest 
on a high level outside speakers are occasionally invited to talk on current topics. 
The student body often attends these lectures with the resulting benefit of a broad- 
ened point of view toward modern affairs. Another departure this year from the 
established routine was a debate sponsored by the Current Events Club before the 
assembly. This program was one of the most enjoyable and most profitable of 
the year. The student body not only gained much factual information but also 
absorbed a variety of opinions which we hope will result in a permanent interest 
in current affairs. 

A wide-awake, energetic group is the Current Events Club and we sincerely 
trust that it will continue successfully as a source of knowledge and as a medium 
of enjoyment. 


President — Louise Pignatelli '40 

Vice-President — Charlotte Hunt '40 

Secretary — Martha Stein '39 

Matron — Miss Blanid Queeney 

SHHHH!" says Stacey." Don't you know it's 10:1 5 and time to be in your own 
rooms!" That sounds familiar. We must be at Taconic Hall and those 
words must be spoken by one of the House Council members. 

True enough, but that is only one of the duties of the Taconic Hall House 
Council. This governing body of the dormitory meets once each week to discuss 
and regulate dorm affairs. Controversial questions are submitted to individual 
House Council members and are then passed on at the House Council meetings. 
The Council has also had the task of revising the House constitution this year and 
hopes to be able to distribute Handbooks to incoming Freshmen in the future. 
It has its faculty teas and the Dorm-Dinner Dance. The teas proved very success- 
ful this year, although of course the second anniversary of the Dorm-Dinner Dance 
turned out to be the highlight of the dormitory year. 

Another bit of joy was added to dorm life when a radio permission in individ- 
ual rooms was granted. Although we won't give the House Council full credit 
for this, they did act as an intermediary between the students and President Bow- 
man. It is for cooperation such as this that the Council and Miss Queeney help 
to make the dormitory, as Stacey says, "Just like home." 


President — Evelyn Rustemeyer 

Vice-President — Betty Pierson 

Secretary — Margaret Wells 

Treasurer — Ruth Black 

Head of Sports — Martha Stein 

Faculty Advisor — Miss Beth Weston 

STAGEY has only scorn for the pale, clinging vine type of heroine of the past. 
Rather does he champion the vigorous, active girl to whom sport is an inte- 
gral part of college life. One look into the S. T. C. gym at the group of girls en- 
joyably engaged in a fast game of either basketball, volleyball, babminton, or ping- 
pong would be convincing with regard to participation in sports here. Activities 
such as tennequoit, soft ball, soccer, and tennis are characterized by the same 
lively spirit. When all activities are organized into a workable schedule by the 
officers of the W. A. A. a full program with fun for all is assured. 

Nothing loath, in tact, proud to publicize our versatility were the delegates 
who attended a thoroughly successful conference at Fitchburg in November. 
Among the discussions were included Greylock hikes, May Days, Play Days and 
many other athletic functions. All agreed that it seemed to be a most attractive 

Although well aware of the perils of night life to the ambitious student many 
of us laid aside our more academic leanings and had a grand time at the Sports 
Night held on December fifteenth. Couples engaged in competitive sports, after 
which there were refreshments and dancing in the gym. An innovation which 
proved a notable success, this activity is certain to be carried on in the future. 

With rumors of babminton competition and modern dance entertainments 
sure to be effected, the Women's Athletic Association is assured another very 
eventful year. 


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President — Gerald Cleary 

Vice-President — John McManama 

Secretary-Treasurer — Stanley Gradziel 

Faculty Advisor — Edmund K. Luddy 

THE M. A. A. which officially assumes its duties, aimed at unification of men's 
sports, on November 8, 1938, has during its two years of existence gained its 
initial growth. Now it is just beginning to walk, still guided, however, by its 
faculty advisor Mr. Luddy, who offers help whenever it begins to weaken and 
stimulation whenever it begins to decline. 

During the past year, as a result of its larger membership and more inward 
momentum, the organization has developed a basketball team which through a 
capable body of officers, has evolved a creditable schedule of practice and com- 
petitive games. 

With the creation of this team, the initiative of the M. A. A. is far from being 
exhausted. Indeed it will surely manifest itself in many other endeavors in the 
fields of social as well as athletic activities. 



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Forwards — Elizabeth Lane, Priscilla Booth, Charlotte Hunt, Eleanor Wheeler, 
Shirley Rudnick, and Eleanor Beneat. 

Guards — Louise Pignatelli, Evelyn Rustemeyer, Dorothy Stead, Helen Shea, 
and Eleanor Hall. 

Coach — Miss Beth Weston. 



Forwards — Bianco and Breed 
Centers — Koczela, Roch, and Gradziel 
Guards — Cleary, Faeder, McManama, Kittredge, and Malcolm 



September 18 — First Semester Opens. . .We greet it with much pep and even 
more enthusiasm. 

October 10 — Junior Theatre Party... We seek entertainment en masse. 

October 11 — Greylock Day. . .We train for a jaunt up Mt. Everest. 

October 12 — Columbus Day... We quietly give three cheers for Mr. 

October 17 — Freshman Tea... Fifty strong they descend upon our dorm. 

October 27 — Halloween Party. . .We are encouraged with paddles 'n things 
to enter the gym. 

November 1 — Faculty Tea. . .Our superiors sup. 

November 3 — Sophomores Soiree... Was it, we wonder, actually intended 
for a pumpkin? 

November 6 — Boston Conference. . .They conferred, we are told. 

November 10-11 — Framingham Athletic Conference. . ."Hightly education- 
al" is the report. We gulp. 

November 14 — Junior Tea. . .So they dust off their Emily Post. 

November 15 — Lecture by Stephen Hirsch. . .Now we understand modern 
art, almost. 

November 21 — Sophomore Tea. . .Sophs seek sustenance in saucers. 

November 28 — King's String Quartet... We exhibit deep appreciation for 
such classics as the Londonderry Air. 

November 30-Dec. 1 — Thanksgiving Recess... We take it a la Roosevelt. 

December 8 — Senior Dance. . .Or are we having bad dreams? 

December 1 1 — Senior Tea. . .They bid Holmsie farewell. 

December 15 — Sports Night... We discover a propensity for root beer and 

December 17 — Christmas Pageant. . .We become holy in the midst of candles 
and madonnas. 

December 18 — Dorm Christmas Party... The dormites make merry. 

December 19 — Christmas Party... The holiday spirit seizes us. 

December 20 — First Issue of the Grindstone. . .We note the beginning of an 
unscheduled existence. 

December 20 — Christmas Vacation. . .We make no comments. 


January 3 — College Re-opens. . .We make fewer comments. 

January 12 — St. Joe Game. . .Yellow caps cheer our heroes onward to defeat. 

January 22-26 — Examinations. . .Loud groans and lengthy sighs arise from 
our corner. 

January 29 — Second Semester Opens. . .We greet it with little pep and even 
less enthusiasm. 

February 2 — Freshman Frolic. . .We are gay little Eskimos. 

February 9 — Winter Carnival. . .We fling ourselves with abandon all over the 

February 20 — Training School Tea. . .They enter the ranks of sippers. 

February 22 — Washington's Birthday. . .We are tempted to — and do — sing, 
"Happy birthday, dear Georgie." 

February 23 — Westfield Game... The boys travel to their Waterloo. 

March 10 — Glee Club Concert... We put it in Finland's basket. 

March 15 — Drama Club Plays. . ."Hello, A-a-nnie?" We did not foresee it. 

March 22-31 — Spring Vacation. . .We welcome Spring in a fur coat. 

March 31 -April 12 — Rural Training. . .Our Seniors take to the field — and 

April 3 — New York Conference ... It is a beautiful day so they ride in subways. 

April 13 — Dorm Dinner Dance. . .Instead of umbrellas, we need snowshoes. 

April 19 — Patriot's Day. . .We join the ranks. 

May 3 — Cap and Gown Day. . .Seniors process proudly. Schuman Lecture 
. . .He talks intelligently. Junior Prom. . .We dance happily. 

May 6 — Todd Lecture. . .Dr. Bruening, ex-chancellor of Germany, impresses 
us muchly. 

May 22 — Last Class. . .We only regret we have but one class 

May 23-29 — Examinations. . .Louder groans and lengthier sighs arise from 
our corner. 

May 31 — Senior Ball. . .We attend a "Ball on a Budget." 

June 1 — Alumnae Reunion... We sneak in a preview. 

June 3 — School Picnic. . .Sandwiches, sunburn, and skeeters make our ac- 

June 4 — Class Day. . .We look in vain for the daisies in the chain. 

June 5 — Commencement. . . .! 



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Class of 1940 — As entered September 18, 1939 

Ballway, Carol 
Beneat, Eleanor 
Bond, Betty 
Booth, Priscilla A. 
Brown, Helen E. 
Burt, Martha 
Carpenter, Ruth 
Farren, Mary Ann 
Gingras, Constance B. 
Hall, Grace Eleanor 
Hayden, Anna M. 
Hunt, Charlotte Barnard 
Jurgilewicz, Olga 
Lane, Elizabeth Deering 
Livermore, Jane 
McAndrews, Rita 
McCormick, Elaine 
Mish, Julia Nellie 
O'Brien, Josephine P. 
Pignatielli, Louise Anne 
Rudnick, Shirley Thelma 
Russell, Margaret Hunter 
Rustemeyer, Evelyn Louise 
Shapiro, Marion 
Shea, Helen Catherine 
Stead, Dorothy 
Tangley, Ruth 
Warner, Alice 
Wheeler, Eleanor Bostwick 


Beals, Barbara 
Bianco, Norman 
Black, Ruth Evelyn 
Blanquart, Mary Jane 
Broadbent, Janet Jackson 
Brown, Marion 
Clark, Lenita Gertrude 
Colburn, Roberta 
Collins, Frances Loretta 
Cooper, Elizabeth H. M. 
Courteau, Mary Frances 
Crowley, Angela Margaret 
Faeder, Gustav Silas 
Fairfield, Marjorie Edna 
Goderre, Lucille G. 
Gorman, Nancy Mary 
Green, Lewis Morton 
Hoctor, Mary Elizabeth 
Kemp, Virginia Evans 
Koczela, Leonard Stanley 
McAndrews, Jean Mary 
Moriarty, Ruth Barbara 
Mullins, Dorothy Ann 
Naughton, Matthew Francis 
Newman, Mary Lucy 
Osborn, Katherine Elizabeth 
Ouimette, Kathleen C. 
Primmer, Edmund Walter 
Puppolo, Eva Columbia 
Rathbun, Dorothy Loretta (left) 
Rhoades, Mary Louise 
Sessler, Dorothy Olla 
Sherman, John P. 
Stockwell, Mary Alice 
Sullivan, John Stanley 
Szostak, Helen Edna 
Wells, Margaret Helen 
Woodlock, Jeanette Marie 
Yates, Leila Redfern 
Malcolm, Ian (Entered Jan. 29, 

17 North Street 
Housatonic Street 

232 High Street 

1268 Massachusetts Ave. 

66 Pine Street 

47 Temple Street 

24 Albert Street 

Leonard Street 

Green River Road 

2 78 Prospect Street 

High Street 

42 Hall Street 

97 Columbia Street 

278 Ashland Street 

Elmwood Street 

Elm Street 

Hynes Avenue 

65 Spring Street 

7 Carson Avenue 

18 South Street 

5 3 Spring Street 

1483 Massachusetts Ave. 

16 Allendale Road 

63 Blackinton Street 

Box 41 

4 High Street 

Class of 1942 

46 Quincy Street 

20 W. Main Street 
103 Warren Avenue 
Church Street 

Mohawk Trail 
221 Francis Avenue 
3 3 Brooklyn Street 
1 1 Bracewell Avenue 
209 Eagle Street 
Delabarre Avenue 
168 Vernon Street 
Church Street 
42 Hull Avenue 
22 Ashuelot Street 
2 5 Park Avenue 
9 Kearns Lane 
1 5 Second Street 
Box 263 

194 Towne Street 
22 5 Church Street 

R. F. D. No. 1 
21 Hoosac Street 
73 North Street 
114 Francis Street 

4 5 Williams Street 
76 Cherry Street 

Green River Lodge 
42 Pierce Street 
Walling Rd., Bowens Crs 
1940 — Second Semester) 

North Adams 




North Adams 




North Adams 






North Adams 


North Adams 




North Adams 



North Adams 

North Adams 


North Adams 



Pownal, Vt. 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
Con way- 

North Adams 
North Attleboro 
North Adams 
Hoosac Tunnel, Mass. 
North Adams 

North Adams 

Mill River 



North Adams 

North Adams 








Barrett, Walter E. 
Barry, Mary F. 
Benedetti, Margaret 
Bettcher, Eunice M. 
Beverly, Constance L. 
Butterly, Rose K. 
Chase, June B. 
Cleary, Gerald John 
Flynn, Mary V. 
Garafalo, Margherita 
Goddard, Gladys M. 
Gradziel, Stanley 
Grady, Mary Rita 
Kruszyna, Dorothy F. 
Pierson, Betty 
Pike, Christine E. 
Potter, Helen O. 
Quinton, Helen T. 
Rand, Martha A. 
Russell, Ermyn M. 
Sailing, Nelson 
Scace, Ella Mae 
Scully, Frances M. 
Seymour, Margaret Lucy 
Stein, Martha 
Stewart, Charlotte M. 
Stuart, Priscilla 
Vanotti, Dolores E. 
Veazie, John 
Wincek, Jadwiga M. 

Class of 1941 

36 Meacham Street 
87 Church Street 
447 Walnut Street 
22 Monroe Avenue 
White Oaks Road 
170 Lebanon Avenue 
26 Howard Street 
420 North Eagle Street 
Shamrock Street 
State Street 
34 Atmer Avenue 

Luce Road 

6 Harding Street 

58 Marshall Street 
42 Chestnut Street 
41 Central Avenue 

Shaker Road 

7 1 Beacon Street 

60 Water Street 

19 Blackinton Street 

319 Columbia Street 
18 Hudson Street 
2 1 Linden Street 



North Adams 

Shelburne Falls 


W. Pittsfield 


North Adams 


Shelburne Falls 


Cheshire Harbor 






North Adams 

North Adams 

North Adams 

South Egremont 




Shawinigan Falls, P. Q., Canada 

North Adams 



North Adams 



Bacon, Frances A. 
Benson, Margaret M. 
Bishop, Mariam Joyce 
Blanchard, Norma Jane 
Bower, Shirley J. 
Breed, Whitman Edward 
Cameron, Marguerite E. 
Card, Rodney 
Choquette, Roma 
Eddy, Althea 
Green, Clifton 
Greene, Jerome Lester 
Greene, Arlene V. 
Kittredge, Robert Franklin 
LaForce, Constance M. 
Lane, Margaret Page 
Lepera, Mary C. 
Lyons, Gertrude Frances 
McMaster, Nina L. 
McManama, John J. 
Meade, Mary E. M. 
Molloy, William Michael 
Nowell, David Lloyd George 
O'Brien, Mary K. (left) 
Parsons, Lucile M. 
Phelps, Elizabeth M. 
Pierson, Audrey 
Preston, Mary 
Raimer, Barbara H 
Roch, John Flenry 
Rosch, Rita Martna 
Scott, Liona B. 
Stoessel, Norma Carolyn 
Stone, Louise Marguerite 
Toupence, Irving Paul 
Webster, Geraldine D. 
Welch, Margaret L. 
Whitman, Hollis 
Wilson, Raymond, Jr. 
Barnard, Vincent (Special) 

Class of 1943 
Palmer Road 
196 Veazie Street 
45 Squier Street 
674 Union Street 
Prospect Street 
36 Melrose Street 
Maple Street 
142 Corinth Street 
306 Union Street 
R. F. D. No. 1 
33 Hull Avenue 
42 Hull Avenue 
12 Washington Avenue 
102 5 State Road 
59 Newell Avenue 

5 1 Lincoln Street 
164 E. Quincy Street 

39 Dartmouth Street 
280 W. Main Street 
16 Ouincy Street 
2 5 B Street 

R. F. D. No. 1 
441 Main Street 

3 1 North Summer Street 

198 Eagle Street 

26 Yale Street 

95 Bracewell Avenue 

104 Parker Street 

9 Pearl Street 
Maple Street 
9 Church Place 

199 W. Main Street 


North Adams 


North Adams 




North Adams 

North Adams 

Troy, N. Y. 



North Adams 

North Adams 



North Adams 

North Adams 




North Adams 


North Adams 
E. Otis 

North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 
North Adams 




Carroll Cut Rate 





Where Eveiy 

Day is Bargain Day 

43 Main Street 

Next to Sears 

Compliments of 

Daily's Restaurant 

Compliments of 

A Friend 






Pasteurized Milk 

and Cream 


Hodges Crossing 





tor Choir and Pulpit 



Graduation Caps and Gowns 

Band Uniforms, Gowns for School 

Choirs and Glee Clubs 

Write for Free Catalogs 




Homemade Ice Cream 




13K Eagle Street 

For All Your Feminine Desires 

Where you can shop and "browse' 

Compliments of 


Compliments of 

Harry Wein's 
Shoe Store 

17 Eagle Street 

Agency of Quaker Hosiery 

UnllyunHift ifflillmrry 


110 Main St. Noith Adams, Mass. 

H. W. Clark Company 


Since 1876 

Telephone 1590 

National Srautij S^fljjpr 

Geraldine Walter, Prop. 

112 Main Street 

North Adams 


CLASS OF 1940 





Studio and at Home 


Phone 6-4507 


It was our pleasure to serve 

the Students of 


in making the engravings 

which they have used this year 




Compliments of 

The Style Shoppe 

Compliments of 

Brookner's Fur Shop 

Main Street 

Compliments of 

S. Anes & Co, 

1 15 Main Street 
North Adams, Mass. 



Fine Assortment of Homemade 

Compliments of 

Mohawk Theatre 

Compliments of 

Hub Restaurant 

Compliments of 

Mohawk Gift Shop 

1 14 Main Street 

Gifts and Greeting Cards 
For Every Occasion 


Compliments of 

Apothecary Hall 

83 V2 Main Street 

Cascade Paper Co. 

108 Main Street 

Office Supplies 


"The Parker Pen Shop' 

We wish to extend our Best Wishes 

to the 

Graduating Class of 1940 

for all the success 

that they may have in the future 

President Grover C. Bowman 
and Members of the Faculty 
at thf. State Teachers College 
North Adams, Massachusetts